308 results found for 'buildings'

  • Real Atmosphere

    Issue 152 (2004)


    Fernside Avenue in Hamworthy, Dorset on 27th May, 1948

    Tags: buildings, Real Atmosphere

  • Rebuilding the Past

    Paul Karau

    Issue 150 (2004)



    Paul Karau models a favorite icn of his childhood.

    Water tower

    Tags: buildings, GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding

  • Representing Pantiles

    Gerry Hall

    Issue 33 (1989)



    Gerry Hall passes on another of his techniques for small scale architectural modelling

    Tags: agriculture / farming, buildings, scratchbuilding

  • Return to Kendall - Part Two

    David Jenkinson

    Issue 124 (2001)



    David Jenkinson now takes us on the practicalities of bringing his huge 7mm project to life with the construction and installation of buildings plus some fundamental scenic decoration.

    Tags: layouts, LMS / London Midland & Scottish Railway

  • Rods for a King

    Mark Humphrys

    Issue 254 (2017)



    Mark Humphrys presents the first article in an occasional series describing some improvements to a pair of Malcolm Mitchell 'Kings' that he is building to 4mm scale

    Tags: GWR / Great Western Railway, scratchbuilding, steam locomotives, techniques

  • Rolling Stock at Aylesbury

    Geoff Williams

    Issue 52 (1992)



    Helped in later years by his sons, Geoff Williams has been steadily building the rolling stock for his remarkable 4mm/EM model of Aylesbury LNWR since the 1950s. Designed to represent vehicles which might have been seen at Aylesbury in pre-Grouping days, this fascinating collection takes in everything from early cardboard scratchbuilds to the latest state-of-the-art etched productions. Here, Geoff describes some examples.

    Tags: LNWR / London & North Western Railway, pre-grouping, rolling stock

  • Ross-on-Wye Goods Shed

    Michael Lloyd

    Issue 0 (1985)


    Prototype information is essential to any modeller and in our first prototype feature Michael Lloyd describes an 'intermediate' sized former broad gauge goods shed and ancillary buildings. The crane and corrugated iron warehouse were 'standard' designs which could be found at many stations.

    Detailed and in-depth prototype description, photographs and scale drawings of a standard type GWR goods shed with internal crane.

    Tags: buildings, drawings / plans, goods sheds, GWR / Great Western Railway, prototype, warehouses

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 1 Introduction

    Stephen Williams, Roye England

    Issue 125 (2001)


    The first in a series of short articles taken from th emodelling notebooks of Roye England, founder of Pendon Museum

    Tags: buildings, scenery, scratchbuilding, techniques

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 10 Scenic Work

    Stephen Williams

    Issue 134 (2002)


    Roe's reputation as a modeller rests primarily upon his mastery of architectural modelling. What is less well known is that during the early phases of the Pendon project, Roye was also responsible for much of the scenery that surrounded his buildings. This final extract from his notebooks reflects upon this largely overlooked aspect of Roye's work and draws on a very lengthy description of how he modelled the surrounds to the Chapel Group - arguably his greatest individual achievement. We start with as explanation of how the ground shape in the grass bank in front of 'High Thatch' was built up, using a method that can only be described as 'pure Roye'. The basic ground profiles had been established by using a box-work of vertical pieces of card on a flat card base; Roye's problem was how to fill the spaces between the profile pieces.

    Tags: scenery, techniques

  • Roye England's Modelling Notebooks - Part 2 Stonework

    Stephen Williams, Roye England

    Issue 126 (2001)


    We begin our journey through Roye England's notebooks with some extracts that describe the embossing and colouring of stonework. The subtlety of texture and colour that Roye managed to impart to his model stonework was one of the defining features of his work, but it was achieved only through a great deal of experiment and frequent over-painting and/or removal of colour until the right effects were obtained. First of all, Roye describes the embossing of stonework on the walls of the Old Rectory from Liddington in Dorset, a model that was started during the Second World War, but never completed. Although it is not mentioned in the notes, the material that Roye would have used would have been thin white card - probably no more than 0.5mm thick. This was the standard material that he used for basic construction in his architectural models. He had purchased £10 worth of the brand known as 'Scholastic' in Bristol at the start of the war. Ten pounds was sufficient to purchase a surprisingly large quantity of card in 1939 and the last sheets were not used up until the mid-1980s!

    Tags: buildings, scratchbuilding, techniques